Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Quarter The Text- template

Novel Summary Sheet ~Quartering the Text ~
Your name: _________________________ Quarter # __________
Novel Name: ________________________
Author’s last name: __________________
  1. Skeletal plot (Point form only- keep this short but insightful):
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§   Conflict or “tension” eg person vs person, or (internal) person vs self; Is this important to the novel’s theme or purpose? Circle one  and explain:
yes  or  No
2. Setting (When & where does various parts of your novel take place-how are theses places important to the character or the theme of your work?):
3. Characters (Know your character types and why this is important to your novel! (Eg. Are they round/flat-why?/static/dynamic-why?) How many characters do you meet in this quarter or do you find more about their personalities? #?_________
4. Point Of View~ Circle one!: 1st person    3rd person/limited   omniscient   or    omniscient  
§   Why do you think the writer chose this point of view to develop plot character or themes?
5.Notables on writer’s style and structure!
§   Are there similes or metaphors? Record a quote: _________________________
§   Visual or other imagery? Record a quote: _________________________
§   Is there unusual vocabulary or diction? Record a quote:_____________________
§   Is the novel structured with a particular idea? Record a quote or explain __________
§   Is there dialogue & is it realistic? Record a quote: _________________________
1.   Themes: Record words and topics related to themes contained and developed in your novel:
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Personal Response to this quarter: what you thought or felt, related to, did not relate to; how universal is the experience that your protagonist goes through?


  1. Quarter #1- past due
    Quarter #2- new due date- Thursday, May 24

  2. Please give your assignments a title!